Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton are required to update the Consolidated Plan every 5 years. The plan describes the community needs and outlines the priorities and funding strategies which will drive funding awards of CDBG and HOME funds over a 5-year period. Data from the Needs Assessment and Housing Market Analysis, consultations with community agencies and public input helped shape the priorities included in the Strategic Plan component of the Consolidated Plan. These priorities are used by the Grant Recommendation Committees during the annual Coordinated Grant Application process to allocate funding for projects included in the annual Action Plan.
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2021-2025 Kitsap County/City of Bremerton Consolidated Plan and
Kitsap County Year 1 Action Plan .
As an Entitlement Community, Kitsap County will receive $1,066,115 in its second round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds, signed into law on March 27, 2020, to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus. This second round of funding has been prioritized to address health and safety requirements through the quarantine and isolation centers and homeless shelters as well as provide additional funding for rent and mortgage assistance to keep people housed. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, at their work study session on December 9, 2020, approved the funding to be split between agencies and programs already providing these services. The agencies and programs awarded CDBG-CV3 funds are included in the 2019 Action Plan Amendment.
This amendment will also extend the term of rental and mortgage assistance from 3 months up to a maximum of 6 consecutive months, as allowed by HUD. This change impacts those programs awarded in both the first and second rounds of CDBG-CV funds.
The projects awarded CDBG-CV3 funds are included in an amendment to the 2019 Action Plan. Click to view a Summary of the CDBG-CV funding or 2019 Action Plan as amended.
Kitsap County received an initial allocation of $641,438 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020, to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus. Affordable housing, including rental assistance, has continually been a top priority and rental assistance has become even more urgent due to the increased number of households unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners at their work study session on April 15, 2020, directed the CDBG-CV1 funding towards rental assistance.
Kitsap County has amended its Citizen Participation Plan to include a 5-day comment period for 2019 and 2020 Action Plan Amendments. This is in response to changes authorized under the CARES Act for the use of funds including CDBG-CV funds. Click to view the amended
Citizen Participation Plan.
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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all state and local governments that receive housing and community development funds. To view the most recent analysis click on the link below.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing in Kitsap County
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